The Chester area dental office of doctors Tony and John Agapis will host a free day of dental care for the seventh straight year as part of an annual Free Dental Day event on Friday, Feb. 22, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at 2480 Osborne Rd. in Chester.
More than 300 people from across Virginia are expected to start camping out around 6 p.m. the evening before to take advantage of the free services. Each year Dr. Agapis and his team of dentists, volunteers and sponsors provide patients with a free extraction, filling or cleaning. To date Free Dental Day has provided free dental care to more than 1,500 greater Richmond area residents. “It all comes down to provide something greater to my community,” said Dr. Agapis.
A few local Chester businesses have helped defray cost of the free program by providing products and services at no charge. “One local business, Belchers Trophies, donates plaques for participating volunteer dentists. Also, our local Schein dental supplier donates some supplies and Sign Crafters helps us with our signs every year. And of course, the many volunteer dentists, assistants, hygienists, and the rest of the caring people that make this event possible with their donated time and talents,” added the doctor. “We have no sponsors. I enjoy holding the event in my office because it is my way of helping the best way I can.”